During strength training, especially body building, your muscles’ energy and strength is pushed to the limits of endurance. After such hard work, the body needs rest. This recovery period allows the muscles to refuel, rebuild, and add mass.
Protein drinks play a vital role in this rest period, as they supply the essential amino acids for peak muscle performance and growth.
If you want to personalize your protein drink or if you want to have better control over what’s in the protein drinks you take, you can make your own blend. Thus you can ensure that you meet your body’s needs for a specific bodybuilding training set, or simply make protein supplements more palatable. There are many flavors that you can blend and mix. Aside from protein, powder mixes usually contain carbohydrates, calcium, riboflavin, and other nutrients.
Below are examples for personalizing your protein drinks:
Milk and Honey
2 tbsp unflavored protein powder
2 tbsp honey
1 ½ cups milk
Mix unflavored protein powder and honey into 1½ cups milk, blend well. Then sprinkle it with nutmeg or cinnamon.
1 cup milk
1 large frozen banana
2 tbsp vanilla flavored protein powder
1 tbsp honey
Simply mix all the ingredients together in a blender and transfer contents into glass.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
1 cup milk
1 scoop chocolate ice cream
2 tablespoons peanut butter
Put all the ingredients together in a blender and serve when smooth and creamy.
About The Author: Shareen Aguilar is a writer for http://www.body-building-book.com which has Bodybuilding guide and other free fitness Books.
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